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Glitter Graphics | http://www.graphicsgrotto.com/   Archie wishes you & your family  a Happy &  Safe 4th of July Holiday. Let's get 'THE DON'TS' out of the way  for the 4th of July. The fireworks ban is the result of a disaster declaration on and extended through July 5 by Texas Governor Rick Perry. Due to Dry  & Windy Conditions All Fireworks are banned/ restricted for sale and use in several counties in Central Texas which does include: Ban violations are subject to fines up to $2,000 (depending on the counties) could be more if damages occur and up to 180 days in jail. Fireworks ban covers any device lit by an ignition source, including but not limited to sparklers, firecrackers, Roman candles, aerial repeaters, aerial shells, bottle rockets, spinners, wheels, fountains, missiles, and snakes... Travis County-all fireworks banned- no permits permitted for public displays so no Big display this year with the Austin Symphony- no music either, at least the word for now! Williamson County- all fireworks banned -Fireworks displays that are permitted by a local fire department are allowed under the County disaster declaration Blanco County- banning the use of missile & skyrockets Bastrop County-all fireworks banned Burnet County-all fireworks banned until July 16th Caldwell County- all fireworks banned McLennan County- all fireworks with 'sticks and fins' banned NO FIREWORKS AT ALL PERSONAL OR PUBLIC:  Austin-Cedar Park -Dripping Springs-Leander-Pflugerville-Round Rock- San Marcos-Taylor-   Archie approved/Firework Displays for the public that are a 'GO'... Since the last updates 6/30/11  just a few!!! (KXAN was a big help to Archie) *Georgetown Sertoma Club @ San Gabriel Park is still scheduled to occur. It will take place from the McMaster Athletic Fields on N. College Street. The Georgetown Fire Department & Georgetown Police Department will have extra firefighters & police officers working bon July 4th@ San Gabriel Park and other areas of the city to respond to any emergencies. Horseshoe Bay fireworks show is still on. Sunday July 3rd at dusck at the Horseshoe Bay Yacht Club. Click here 411. *Kyle - Independence Day Celebration Fireworks show has been moved from Gregg-Clarke Park to Plum Creek Golf Course practice/ driving range at S.W corner of Kyle Parkway and Kohler's Crossing on Monday 7/4 starting around 9:30pm. Click here for more 411!   Cool Alternative to Fireworks: Austin- The Veterans of Foreign Wars-VFW/Post 4443 decided if  ATX won't celebrate the 4th cancelling the fireworks and also the ATX Symphony performance. The VFW invite you to come to their compound for a 4th of July Parade and Picnic. Monday July 4th  from 11am-1pm. 7614 Thomas Springs Road, Oak Hill! Click here for more 411! *Buda is planning it's largest Fireworks show on Monday July 4th. 'Brew-B-Que Festival & Fireworks' @ the Buda City Park 204 San Antonio Street. Admission $15 for adults. Kids 8 and under free with an adult from 11am-11pm! Click here for more 411!   Update 6/21/11:  Buda has decided to cancel the fireworks portion of their festival.  Everything else will go on as planned.   *Cedar Park will the July 4th fireworks display at Milburn Park  1901 Sun Chase Blvd, click here for the 411, unless the National Weather  Service Issues a red flag warning, which will cause the city to cancel or postpone the professional display. The 4th of July party is  from 4pm-10:40pm. It's free to the public.  More on Cedar Parks Fireworks ban here! Update 6/30/11-residents can watch Arcattack, as seen on America’s got Talent, perform at Milburn Park starting at 4 p.m. A washer tournament, sack races, bingo and free watermelon are also part of the schedule of events.  *Leander Liberty Fest- Monday July 4th 6pm-10pm @ Crystal Falls Golf Club. No fireworks display, but a laser light show around 9:15pm. Admission is FREE! Click here for the 411! Pflugerville's Pfirecracker Pfestival at Lake Pflugerville is canceled.  The lake will be open! *Round Rock- Frontier Days/ Old Settlers Park 'Frontiers Day' -Monday July 4th.  No personal fireworks are allowed in the park! Click here for the 411 on the whole day of fun and how to get there! This event FREE Family Fun!  Decided  6/23/11- NO FIREWORKS DISPLAY, BUT THE REST OF THE EVENTS DURING FRONTIER DAYS IS ON! *Round Rock -Dell Diamond/Round Rock Express  plans to have fireworks after the games vs. Nashville Sounds on Friday July 1st &  Sunday July 3rd! Saturday, July 2nd Lou  Gramm  former frontman of Foreigner will perform 30 minutes after the game. Update 6/30/11 Fireworks have been  canceled! *San Marcos-Summerfest San Marcos Monday July 4th. 202 N. CM Allen Parkway from 5-11pm. Free for the public. Click here for 411  Update: 6/30/11: The fireworks show in San Marcos is canceled, but the Summerfest events will go on. ARCHIE REMINDS YOU: *PLEASE DON'T SET OFF FIREWORKS OF YOUR OWN. ALL COUNTIES ARE GOING TO BE TOUGH AND YOU WILL BE FINED AND GET POSSIBLE TIME IN JAIL DEPENDING ON THE COUNTY. FINES CAN RANGE FROM $500-$2,000 WITH UP TO 180 DAYS IN JAIL. FINES CAN BE EVEN MORE IF YOUR FIREWORKS CAUSE DAMAGE!! HAVE A HAPPY & SAFE 4TH OF JULY!!! Glitter Graphics | http://www.graphicsgrotto.com/  

06/22/2011 11:00PM
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